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Catalyst - Artisan Crescent, St Albans

Who is the project for?

Who do we help?

Young single people aged 16-25 with support needs who are either homeless or in housing need. Must have a local connection to the area.

Who we cannot help

History of arson. Alcohol dependant individuals. Schedule 1 offenders/ People posing a risk to children. Needs too high.



Minimum age accepted


Maximum age accepted


How to get a referral

Referral agencies

Local authority or hyh

Referral procedure

Either local authority housing options team or Herts Young Homeless

Length of stay

Minimum stay

3-6 Months

Maximum stay

2 Years

Support and accommodation

Support offered

3 part time staff on-site, on-call out of hours cover. Keywork system, minimum monthly meetings. Action plans with agreed outcomes, reviewed monthly. Staff provide support around independent living skills, budgeting, benefits, access to education, training and employment, and tenancy management.

Total spaces



Self contained flats

Further information

Public transport

City centre - 15 mins walk. St Albans train station - 20 mins walk. Buses - 5 mins walk.